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  • not working properly
    • a bad telephone connection
    • a defective appliance
  • reproduced fraudulently
    • like a bad penny...
    • a forged twenty dollar bill
  • characterized by wickedness or immorality
    • led a very bad life
  • capable of harming
    • bad air
    • smoking is bad for you
  • physically unsound or diseased
    • has a bad back
    • a bad heart
    • bad teeth
    • an unsound limb
    • unsound teeth
  • not financially safe or secure
    • a bad investment
    • high risk investments
    • anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky
    • speculative business enterprises
  • nonstandard
    • so-called bad grammar
  • below average in quality or performance
    • a bad chess player
    • a bad recital
  • not capable of being collected
    • a bad (or uncollectible) debt
  • feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone
    • felt regretful over his vanished youth
    • regretful over mistakes she had made
    • he felt bad about breaking the vase
  • (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition
    • bad meat
    • a refrigerator full of spoilt food
  • feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad')
    • my throat feels bad
    • she felt bad all over
    • he was feeling tough after a restless night
  • very intense
    • a bad headache
    • in a big rage
    • had a big (or bad) shock
    • a bad earthquake
    • a bad storm
  • having undesirable or negative qualities
    • a bad report card
    • his sloppy appearance made a bad impression
    • a bad little boy
    • clothes in bad shape
    • a bad cut
    • bad luck
    • the news was very bad
    • the reviews were bad
    • the pay is bad
    • it was a bad light for reading
    • the movie was a bad choice
  • very much; strongly
    • I wanted it badly enough to work hard for it
    • the cables had sagged badly
    • they were badly in need of help
    • he wants a bicycle so bad he can taste it
  • with great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for `badly')
    • the injury hurt badly
    • the buildings were badly shaken
    • it hurts bad
    • we need water bad
  • that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
    • take the bad with the good
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